Operating Systems and Computer networks

Short Name
Betriebssyst. u. Re.netze
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Mark Olthoff
  • Mark Olthoff
Short Description
This course covers fundamentals of computer architecture as well as function and architecture of modern operating systems and IT systems which are adopted in medical and bio informatics. Furthermore, the students acquire knowledge of protocol architecture and functional principles of network technologies.
Learning Objectives

Fundamental understanding of computer architecture, IT systems and ar-chitecture and function of modern operating systems which are adopted in medical and Bionformatics. Knowledge of resource management, algorithms and strategies, as well as implementation concepts for the most important operating system components. Furthermore, comprehension of basic architecture and functional principles of computer networks. This includes - among the OSI reference model and others, principals of protocol technologies for network and applications. Focus is set on basics concern-ing Internet and relevant application services.
Students are able to solve practical exercises on the contents of this course independently.

  • Fundamentals of computer architecture
  • Architecture and function of modern operating systems
  • Processes, processor scheduling and multiprocessor issues
  • Memory management, file systems, I/O systems, architecture of network drivers
  • Fundamentals of managed computer systems
  • Fundamentals of cluster computing
  • Fundamentals of Virtualization
  • Networking basic components, packet delivery, functional principles, protocols and layers, client-server technologies, standardization, TCP / IP, VPN, application services
  • Fundamentals of secure data transmission
  • Basics regarding Ethernet and Internet protocols
  • Basics regarding Internet services and applications
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6.0 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 90 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 4 SWS, Practical Course 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: 2 certified written exercises

Examination: Written exam sometimes with a quiz

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • A.S. Tanenbaum Moderne Betriebssysteme Pearson Studium
  • A.S. Tanenbaum Computerarchitektur Pearson Studium
  • W. Stallings Betriebssysteme Pearson Studium
  • J.F. Kurose, K.W. Ross Computernetzwerke Pearson Studium
  • R. Schreiner Computernetzwerke Hanser Verlag
  • W. Riggert Rechnernetze Hanser Verlag
Prerequisite Modules
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